What is an "Act"? What is a "Bill"? What is a "Regulation"? What is a "Statute"?

For helpful definitions, visit the E-Laws Glossary

U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

Canadian Coalition for the Rights of the Child

Canadian Children’s Rights Council

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Canada Human Rights Act

Federal Support to Provinces and Territories

  • Provinces and territories receive three major transfers from the federal government each year: (1) Canada Health Transfer (CHT); (2) Canada Social Transfer (CST); and (3) Equalization and Territorial Formula Financing. In 2012-13, these transfers will amount to a total of $60.9 billion.
  • Visit the Department of Finance web site to learn more

Federal Budgets

Income Support

The federal government offers several financial assistance programs to support both families in general as well as families of children with disabilities.

Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB)

Disability Tax Credit

  • Download the Disability Tax Credit Certificate at: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/tf/t2201/
  • This form must be completed for a qualified practitioner before you may be considered eligible for the Disability Tax Credit

Child Disability Benefit (CDB)

  • The Child Disability Benefit is a tax-free benefit for families of children under the age 18 with a severe and prolonged physical or mental impairment
  • The benefit is allocated on a monthly basis to families
  • Must be eligible to receive the Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) and the Disability Tax Credit
  • Website: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/bnfts/fq_cdb-eng.html

Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)

Employment Insurance Compassionate Care Program